Friday, August 12, 2011

Funeral Card Friday - A Funeral on Christmas Eve

On December 22, 1932, my great-great grandmother, Blanche M. Benoit passed away at her home in Brockton, Mass after suffering a stroke. Her funeral was held two days later on Christmas Eve from her home. A requiem high mass followed at the Sacred Heart Church. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - "Resided Here For 40 Years"

In Brockton, Massachusetts, my great-great grandmother, Bridget T. McRae (née Kane), passed away on December 9, 1926. Born in Ireland, Bridget (also known as Theresa) married John McCormick and had three children, Thomas, Edward, and Mary. They resided in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Years later, she relocated to Brockton and married James R. McRae. They had three children of their own together. After James passed away in 1910, Bridget later relocated to 20 Montauk Rd, where she resided at with her children until her passing. Her funeral was held on Saturday, December 11 from her home and St. Edwards Church. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.

Friday, December 10, 1926 , The Brockton Times - Page 3

Friday, December 10, 1926 , The Brockton Times - Page 13

Friday, August 5, 2011

Funeral Card Friday - Schoolmates Bearers

On September 22, 1941, seven-year-old Edmund Joseph Capozzi of Brockton, Massachusetts passed away from lockjaw. His funeral was held the next day from the funeral home located at 403 Main Street. Six of his schoolmates were bearers. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.

Tuesday, September 23, 1941, Brockton Daily Enterprise

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Mary L. Garfield's Grave

Many of my ancestors are buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, located in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Among them is my great-great grandmother, Mary L. Garfield (née Antoine). Mary was born in Plattsburgh, New York. She married Edward Alton Garfield and they had five children together. Edward died in 1918. 

Mary was a seamstress. She lived in Brockton, Massachusetts for the remainder of her life and passed away in 1957, four years after the death of her youngest child, (my great grandmother) Lucile Anderson.

For some unknown reason, Edward is not buried in Pine Hill Cemetery. Edward's grave can be found in West Dennis Cemetery in West Dennis, Massachusetts.